Ascendant and Identity (10) Sagittarius Rising and Passionate Conviction

Element: Fire – Self assertion fuels identity focus.
Mode: Mutable – Self image is fortified through growing in intellectual complexity and/or cultural diversification.

Sagittarius Ascendant suggests that one needs to assert himself passionately, for what he believes in. Your words, actions, even the way you dress and carry yourself will be affected by your conviction – or the lack of it.

Passion is the keyword – For someone with this Ascendant to feel “right” about herself, she needs to believe in the truth of the words she utters, as well as the actions she chooses to perform. If you are a musician, you need to believe in every note you play, with ferocious passion – same goes with other forms of creative expression, be it acting, giving a speech, leading an organization or creating a business.

In order for your force of conviction to be well received by others, there needs to be a considerable development of knowledge and experience in the field you are in – otherwise your statement (artistic, political, academic or otherwise) lacks credibility, and people will not respect it. In short, the respect has to be earned.

Some examples:

  • Actress Jodie Foster is a great example of the “passionate conviction” – many of her roles call for this, and we can feel the sheer force of her character’s belief in herself.
  • Musician Charles Mingus is an extremely opinionated and charismatic leader of his own jazz band, and his personality permeates all of his compositions (there is a recording called “Mingus plays Piano” wherein he talks between playing, and it is a delightful mixture of musical wisdom and strong opinions). Some other musicians with the same ASC: Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley.
  • Late William Rehnquist, the former Supreme Court Chief Justice, also has Sagittarius Ascendant, and so does Patch Adams – the doctor who was portrayed by Robin Williams in the movie.

No matter what field we’re in, Sagittarius Ascendant suggests that we need to communicate and act out our conviction – if we are not happy with where we are, we may need to ask ourselves “What belief am I acting out at this time? Does that empower me or hold me back?”

About Hiroki Niizato

Hiroki Niizato is a professional consulting astrologer in Florida, serving clients in US and abroad. He has been practicing astrology professionally since 2001. Hiroki is a highest honor graduate of the demanding Master’s Degree Certification Course in Astrology by Noel Tyl.

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